Light of Liberty Celebration

Every 4th of July, we head over to Island Park for the Light of Liberty Celebration in Springfield. We set up the PacificSource Healthy Life booth in Kid Nation, and provide a fun atmosphere focused on health and wellness for families.

This year, kids came to our booth, spun the wheel, and took part in one of our healthy activities. For example, in “Movin’ and Shakin’,” kids wore a pedometer and did just that- started moving and shaking for a whole minute. The always popular “Johnny Applestack” game, where you have one minute to stack five apples on top of each other, battled the minds of kids and adults! Our “Healthcare Hodgepodge” trivia game was another favorite; here’s an interesting fact from one of the trivia questions we asked at the event:

The idea behind each of our activities is to get everyone moving, and encourage families to think about their health. We had a blast giving out fresh fruit and 3-D glasses, and playing our “Minute to Win It” games with the kids. After hanging out in Kid Nation, families gathered in the park to watch the firework show over the river.

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

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